Performance pay for teachers:determinants and consequences

Belfield, Clive R. and Heywood, John (2008) Performance pay for teachers:determinants and consequences. Economics of Education Review, 27 (3). pp. 243-252. ISSN 0272-7757

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Abstract

Theory and evidence on performance-related pay for teaching remain inconclusive. Teachers will respond to rewards, but an appropriate reward structure may not be devised because education is a collaborative endeavor. Here we test three hypotheses: performance-related pay among teachers is more likely to be observed when there are evident indicators of team production; teachers receiving performance pay will earn more in total than otherwise equal teachers without performance pay; and teachers receiving performance pay should have higher job satisfaction. We use the Schools and Staffing Survey (2000) to test each hypothesis. Team production does strongly predict performance-related pay, and that such pay does boost earnings, but that job satisfaction is lower for those who receive such pay awards.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Economics of Education Review
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64925
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Deposited On:
10 Jun 2013 18:56
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Yes
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Published
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01 Jan 2020 08:30